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I'm looking to replace my 17" tires on my 99C2 and have used 2 sets of Bridgestone S02-A and they were great tires ... no problems whatsoever...

given I have 17" rims I'd like to try either the Michelin Pilot Sport "RIB" (N2) or the PZero ROSSO (N3)...

one thing that concerns me is sidewall strength... if I was riding on 18" it would be less of a concern.... but because of 17" rim don't want a flabby sidewall that would take away from performance..... so between the ROSSOs and RIBS which is the better tire for enthusiastic driving (on a 17" rim....)

the bridgestones are great ... just want to get into something new... have heard good things about both the RIBS and ROSSO's.....

anybody who has used these tires before please feel free to chime in...

thx

P.

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I'm looking to replace my 17" tires on my 99C2 and have used 2 sets of Bridgestone S02-A and they were great tires ... no problems whatsoever...

given I have 17" rims I'd like to try either the Michelin Pilot Sport "RIB" (N2) or the PZero ROSSO (N3)...

one thing that concerns me is sidewall strength... if I was riding on 18" it would be less of a concern.... but because of 17" rim don't want a flabby sidewall that would take away from performance..... so between the ROSSOs and RIBS which is the better tire for enthusiastic driving (on a 17" rim....)

the bridgestones are great ... just want to get into something new... have heard good things about both the RIBS and ROSSO's.....

anybody who has used these tires before please feel free to chime in...

thx

P.

For your request, I can only comment on the Pirelli's that came with our 986 - the sidewall was rock solid, the slightest bit of steering wheel movement significantly directed the car. We replaced our Pirelli's with Goodyear F1 GS-D3 on both our 986 and 996, and felt like we had completely changed the suspension. They probably have the softest sidewall of any high-performance tire, but they have the best wet-weather rating which was most important to us given our environment at the time (windward Oahu), and since our small kids are regular passengers, the soft sidewall is actually a good idea.

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If you like the bridgestone I would stick with Bridgestone. Look at the new Potenza RE050. They come in a variety of types "A" or "PolePosition". They are a great tire, similar to S-02's in traction, but quieter and longer wearing.

Andy

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If you like the bridgestone I would stick with Bridgestone. Look at the new Potenza RE050. They come in a variety of types "A" or "PolePosition". They are a great tire, similar to S-02's in traction, but quieter and longer wearing.

Andy

yup.... I've just ordered another set of S02-A compared to teh RE050 and RE050A they are also less in weight by 3 lbs in the rear and 2-3 lbs in the front for a 17" tire.... great tire.

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